92 Points, Cellar Selection - Wine Enthusiast
This vintage of Mariner captures the incredible growing conditions we were afforded in the 2012 vintage. The grapes for this blend come from several of our most prized estate and hillside vineyards in the Dry Creek Valley. At first swirl, the wine displays high-toned perfume aromas of rose petal, cranberry, blueberry and oregano. Several more minutes reveal hints of wild sage, allspice and dark cherry characters. The palate is full and rich with mouthfilling complexity carrying notes of espresso, sweet vanilla, anise and dark fruit tones. The tannins are smooth and supple providing balance and sophistication. Charming and polished from start to finish, this is a wine that will age beautifully for years to come.